Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines

By: Heinberg, Richard

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The twentieth century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption, and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, the impact of humans on the environment increased dramatically.

The twenty-first century ushered in an era of declines, in a number of crucial parameters: Global oil, natural gas, and coal extractionYearly grain harvestsClimate stabilityPopulationEconomic growthFresh waterMinerals and ores, such as copper and platinum

To adapt to this profoundly different world, we must begin now to make radical changes to our attitudes, behaviors, and expectations.

"Peak Everything" addresses many of the cultural, psychological, and practical changes we will have to make as nature rapidly dictates our new limits. This latest book from Richard Heinberg, author of three of the most important books on Peak Oil, touches on the most important aspects of the human condition at this unique moment in time.

A combination of wry commentary and sober forecasting on subjects as diverse as farming and industrial design, this book tells how we might make the transition from the Age of Excess to the Era of Modesty with grace and satisfaction, while preserving the best of our collective achievements. A must-read for individuals, business leaders, and policymakers who are serious about effecting real change.

Richard Heinberg is a journalist, lecturer, and the author of seven books, including "The Party's Over," "Powerdown," and "The Oil Depletion Protocol." He is one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators.

Title: Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines

Author: Heinberg, Richard

Categories: Environment, Business/Careers/Economics,

Edition: Ex Library

Publisher: New Society Publishers: 2007

ISBN Number: 086571598X

ISBN Number 13: 9780865715981

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 116570

Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interion is clean and free of marking of any kind. Good, solid, clean reading copy.